• Ballet Flamenco

    Ballet Flamenco Presents: Brisas de España

    5039

    Saturday, June 16th
    8pm • Theatre

    Carolina Lugo's & Carolé Acúña's Ballet Flamenco presents "Brisas de España"
     
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    One night only at the Mission Cultural Center in the heart of San Francisco
    Carolina(Queen of the Castanets), her daughter Carolé and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life at this special one-night concert. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form.

    Special guests Carolina(Queen of the Castanets), her daughter Carolé and their talented company of singers and musicians bring the sultry and sensuous flamenco dance to vibrant life at this special one-night concert. Their show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form.

    Special guests international renown Bolivian composer and Charango player Eddy Navia.

    "Flamenco star Carolé Acuña brings the soul of Spain to San Francisco" - Peter Fish, Sunset Magazine

  • Memoria del Silencio en el País de la Eterna Primavera (Auditions)

    4687

    Auditions • First Floor Theatre
    Jun 14th and 15th (6 to 9 pm) • Jun 16th (4 to 7 pm)

    Memory of Silence in the Land of Eternal Spring: A New Play by Linda Maria Girón

    Memoria explores the relationship between memory, trauma and how the mark of a wound may flow deeper than blood. Set in the land of eternal spring, in a town where the population of ghosts outnumber the living, nearby villages are disappearing and roses grow larger than cattle; la familia Noguera face the boundaries of love when tested by the realities of life—aging, war and illness.

    Showing: Aug 18th to 25th 2018 at 8PM
    First Floor Theatre

    Linda Maria Girón is Guatemalan-American actor and playwright born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She holds BA in Theater and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley where she was awarded the Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prize for Acting and Playwriting and Michael Mansfield and Randy Sweringen Social Justice Award for her play, Memoria del Silencio en el País de la Eterna Primavera. Her short play, white iris, received its first premiere at Pianofight's Shortlived VI. Linda has performed in various companies across the Bay, including the New Conservatory Theater Center, BATCO, Brava Theater Center, Actor’s Ensemble of Berkeley, The Utopia Theatre Project and FaultLine Theater where she is also an associate artist. She is honored to receive her first theatre residency with MCCLA to stage Memoria del Silencio’s world premiere.

  • Cine Con Cultura: Baraka

    4823

    Wednesday, June 13th 2018 • 7 to 9pm
    $7 Donation • Theatre • 18 and up

    We are exploring many different layers of Cinema, this month we are presenting Earth Poetry. Half the price of a commercial complex, double the fun and culture!

    Movies with subtitles in English.

    Baraka. Ron Fricke. 1992.

    Baraka is a documentary film with no narrative or voice-over. It explores themes via a compilation of natural events, life, human activities and technological phenomena shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period.
    The film is Ron Fricke's follow-up to Godfrey Reggio's similar non-verbal documentary film Koyaanisqatsi. Fricke was cinematographer and collaborator on Reggio’s film, and for Baraka he struck out on his own to polish and expand the photographic techniques used on Koyaanisqatsi. Shot in 70mm, it includes a mixture of photographic styles including slow motion and time-lapse. To execute the film's time-lapse sequences, Fricke had a special camera built that combined time-lapse photography with perfectly controlled movements.
    Locations featured include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Ryoan temple in Kyoto, Lake Natron in Tanzania, burning oil fields in Kuwait, the smouldering precipice of an active volcano, a busy subwayterminal, tribal celebrations of the Maasai in Kenya, and chanting monks in the Dip Tse Chok Ling monastery.
    The film features a number of long tracking shots through various settings, including Auschwitz and Tuol Sleng, over photos of the people involved, past skulls stacked in a room, to a spread of bones. It suggests a universal cultural perspective: a shot of an elaborate tattoo on a bathing Japanese yakuza precedes a view of tribal paint.

  • MCCLA End Of Semester Show

    End of Semester Show

    4854

    Saturday, June 9th 2018 • 2pm to 5pm
    Theatre and Lobby • $5 Admission

    Join us for our twice yearly performance by students in the MCCLA arts classes. Featuring exhibition of Arte Flamenco, Mixtiso, Afro-Latin Drumming, Capoeira, Printmaking, our Carnaval dancers, and more! Our talented instructors have been working with their students all semester long to bring forth an incredible, fun, and diverse show. Join our vibrant arts community and see what you could be doing at MCCLA.

  • Lyrics of Sada - Event

    Lyrics of Sada

    4852

    Friday Jun 8, 2018 • 6:30pm to 10pm
    Theatre • $15 Admission

    Music with friends of Pangea FC and Barrio Manouche, photography by Marc Hors, and films by Miguel Angel Astudillo.

    Lyrics of Sada is an international sonic journey of storytelling and cultural exchange through original music led by refugee musicians and supported by Bay Area artists. We'll hear the first ever live performances by local talent of original music written by refugees across the globe. We'll premiere the first film about a Syrian vocalist living in Athens, Greece followed by a question and answer session with refugees live, via skype.

    Directed by Miguel Astudillo Hirsch, produced by Hassan El-Masri, and with photographs by Marc Hors, AMALI follows a young multifaceted artist, Hussain Badran, who navigates Greek society in the chaos of what is known to be "refugee crisis." Hussain, like many refugees, is currently waiting for an answer from European authorities to his request for political asylum. While he remains in Athens, he supports himself as a visual artist has become an essential voice in a collective of displaced musicians.

    These musicians have written and composed two original songs in collaboration. One of the songs is a poetry peace written by a Syrian poet أحمد عبد الرؤوف "Ahmed Abdel-Raouf", who is currently living in a Syrian town called Ras Al-Alin where Hussain Badran was born.

  • Cine Con Cultura: Nostalgia de la luz

    4820

    Wednesday, June 6th 2018 • 7 to 9pm
    $7 Donation • Theatre • 18 and up

    We are exploring many different layers of Cinema, this month we are presenting Earth Poetry. Half the price of a commercial complex, double the fun and culture!

    Movies with subtitles in English.

    Nostalgia de la luz. Patricio Guzman. 2011.

    Nostalgia for the Light opens with a view of a telescope and images of our moon. The narrator, Patricio Guzmán, describes how he came to love astronomy and begins to remember his childhood during which “only the present moment existed.” Soon, Chile became the center of the world as astronomers and scientists flocked to Chile to observe the universe through the thin and clear skies. We next see Guzmán walking in the Atacama Desert, a place with absolutely no moisture, so much so that it resembles the surface of Mars. This desert, and its abundance of history, becomes the focus of the documentary. Because of how dry it is, the desert hosts the untouched remains of fish, mollusks, Indian carvings, and even mummified humans.

    Astronomer Gaspar Galaz is introduced and comments on how astronomy is a way to look into the past to understand our origins. It is generally a science seeking answers, but, in the process, creates more questions to answer. He comments that science in general, like astronomy and geology, is a look into the past; even sitting there having this interview, he comments, is a conversation in the past because of the millionths of a second light takes to travel and be processed. Lautaro Núñez relates astronomer’s endeavors to his own; archeologists and astronomers have to recreate the past while in the present by using only a few traces.

  • Tertulias Literarias

    4822

    Wednesday June 6th • 7PM to 8:30PM
    Free • El café de la Muerte (Second floor)

    In coordination with the Public Library of San Francisco, MCCLA presents a book club for the community.

    Book of the month: Pedro Paramo

    written by Juan Rulfo (reading in Spanish)

    For more information please contact:
    Ramon Hernandez • 415-355-2800 • Ramon.Hernandez@sfpl.org

  • Punta Y Tacon VIII: Annual Student Showcase

    3473

    JUNE 3rd, 2018 • 7pm
    General Admission: $20

    La Tania Baile Flamenco presents its seventh annual full-length student showcase, Punta y Tacon VII at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

    Join us for an intimate look at the evolution of the beautiful art of Flamenco. Award-winning dancer and master teacher La Tania presents new and unique choreographies celebrating traditional flamenco dance with students showcasing performances from beginning to advanced levels. Special guests join us for this popular and highly anticipated event.

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  • Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP)

    4821

    Saturday June 2nd from 6PM to 8:30PM
    Lobby and 2nd floor Galleries • Free

    The Mission Arts and Performance Project happens the first Saturday of every other month, with the artistic talents of the SF area. Come and enjoy a magical night!

    Live music in the lobby.

    "Intimate Aphorisms" art exhibition at the Main Gallery (2nd floor).

  • Open Stage
    Escenario Abierto

    3486

    Thursday, May 24th 2018 • 6pm to 8pm
    Theatre • Free Admission • 18 and up • Wine and food

    Open stage is a free performance space, open for theater, dance, comedy, poetry, and all other forms of performance. Registration is free! Performers, please prepare an act, no longer than five minutes.

    Registration: events@missionculturalcenter.org or in person the day of the event, between 6 and 6:30 pm - limited space!

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